“Sarah Mercadé’s design is simple but effective within the space, a slanting white bench framed by strips of light.” TheSpy In The Stalls
“The design of the small performance space by Sarah Mercadé has to be commended; the central coffee table and two chairs were slanted and slightly off-centre, suggesting that no matter what Ivy does, she won’t be able to put things into an exact position.” The Mortal Fool
A collaboration between Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Bristol Old Vic, June 2017
Director: Simon Dormandy
Costume Designer: Eleanor Bull
Lighting Designer: Paul Pyant
Sound Designer: Jessica Edkins
Photos: Simon Purse
First Photo: Hide The Shark
'One of the strongest aspects of the production is Sarah Mercadé’s modern Rome set design. Two giant corporate blocks provide an ants-eye-view of a faceless contemporary cityscape.' Exeunt
'inventive design and captivating young talent is a recipe for a bold, visceral retelling of Shakespeare's political tragedy… Sarah Mercadé's minimalist set features a wall of moveable panels and steps on which are scrawled graffiti, opened up to reveal a stormy sky, and throughout are sparsely complemented with props smartly supporting the action, rather than cluttering the stage with unnecessary objects.' **** Broadway World
'the fledgling stars are not simply found onstage but also off it with stage designer Sarah Mercade producing a strikingly simple backdrop that during the first act appear as large warm granite panels before then seamlessly morphing into cold concrete blocks in the more militaristic second half.' **** The Fix
'[Caesar’s] apparent security is echoed in Sarah Mercadé’s set design of huge, imposing monolithic blocks that speak of absolute power.' ***** Stage Talk
'The talents of the theatre school students are also much in evidence in the production’s distinctive creative design. The simple monolithic panels of Sarah Mercadé’s set sparingly accessorised to accommodate scene changes from a raging storm to Caesar’s residence, combines with Jessica Edkins’ raucous sound design... and strong, mood-intensifying lighting from Paul Pyant.' The Reviews Hub
'A minimal set was cleverly utilised to signify structure and stability in the early acts, and then blown open in the second half, covered in spray paint and graffiti... resembling a modern day battlefield.' On The Beat
'As Brutus leads the treachery against Caesar, the once simple but palatial scenery falls into the backdrop of a riot and grafitti-daubed columns' Visit Bristol
SET + COSTUME DESIGNER
Theatre 503, 2018
Eloise Lally Productions
Director: Eloise Lally
Writer: Louise Gooding
Lighting and Sound Designer: Will Alder
Photos: Bernadette Baksa
'Slick and assured production design' Arthur's Seat
COSTUME DESIGNER. Dead chicken maker.
Finborough Theatre, March 2015.
Winner of Curve Leicester's playwriting competition. Developed by Finborough Theatre in association with Curve Leicester.
Writer: Ben Weatherill
Producer: Hattie Gregory
Director: Chelsea Walker
Set Designer: Cecilia Carey
Lighting Designer: Jamie Platt
Sound Designer: Ella Wahlstrom
Photographer: Richard Lakos
The Magic Flute
Speculative design for the Royal Opera House. Model at 1:50.
Director: Martin Constantine
Act I: Introduction. Queen of the Night's world. Tamino is pursued by a serpent.
Blue Elephant Theatre, 2013
Nutshell Dance Company
Choreographer : Mari Frogner
Photographer: Alicia Clarke
Conceived and performed by Oberon White.
Seen at Edinburgh Fringe and various performance venues across London including Roundhouse and Bethnal Green Working Men's Club.